Atlético defender Tomáš Ujfaluši suffered an ankle injury following a rough challenge by Sergio Agüero in training this morning. The Czech is now a doubt for our league match on Monday against Racing Santander. If the 32-year-old doesn’t recover in time, then Juan Valera will likely serve as his replacement.
The past week has been all about contract extensions. Tomas Ujfalusi, José Antonio Reyes and Paulo Assunção were all handed new deals and it seems only a matter of time before Agüero puts pen to paper. De Gea and Domínguez seem next, but meanwhile Juanito, Luis Perea, Ignacio Camacho and Simão are still waiting for a new deal. We take a closer look.
Atlético president Enrique Cerezo confirmed yesterday that Sergio Agüero’s contract extension could be a done deal by next month. “Kun’s renovation, as well as those of several other players, is being studied and we are looking into the possibilities of having him renew for another three, four or five years,” said Cerezo.
In accordance with its “Continuity Project”, Atlético has confirmed on its official website that agreements have been reached with Assunção, Reyes and Ujfalusi to extend their stays in Madrid. Reyes has signed for three more seasons, whilst his team-mates Assunção and Ujfalusi have agreed to remain with the club for at least two more years.
Atlético aims to spoil Valencia’s perfect start to the 2010-11 campaign when the two sides meet at the Mestalla on Wednesday. Our fourth round la Liga match kicks off at 22:00 CET, but without Ujfalusi, Tiago and Sergio Agüero. Atleti will fight to avoid slumping to a three-game losing streak after our successive defeats to Aris and Barcelona last week, whilst Valencia will be looking to make it four wins in four games and stay top of the league for at least a few more days.
Atlético defender Tomas Ujfalusi attended to a press conference at the Cerro del Espino training facilities this morning, in order to talk about his controversial challenge against Lionel Messi in yesterday’s defeat to Barcelona. The tackle, which earned Ujfalusi a red card, left the Argentine superstar with a sprained ankle and out for at least two weeks.
Fran Mérida and Tomas Ujfalusi are on path to full recovery ahead of our Europa League opener against Aris Thessaloniki on Thursday. Fran had already returned to training with the rest of the team, while Ujfa made his way back this morning.
Atlético defender Tomas Ujfalusi missed team training sessions yesterday and today, and is a doubt for Saturday’s clash with Athletic Bilbao. The Czech Republican has been receiving treatment for tendinitis in his Aquilles tendon and has been working apart from the group, hoping to recover in time to face the Basques.
Atlético Madrid prepare to take on Sporting Gijón in the Trofeo Colombino semi-final on Wednesday at 22:00 GMT+1 KO, in a dress rehearsal for the opening day of the La Liga season. World Cup superstar Diego Forlán pulls on a rojiblanco shirt for the first time since his heroics in South Africa, and our first choice defensive line get a chance to play together for the very first time.
For years Atlético’s defence has been the weak spot of the team. Atlético always depended on the scoring prowess of the forwards. However, when ‘Kun’ and ‘Uruguayo’ were invisible in a game or when we came up against opponents with great forwards as well, we often lost because of the multiple mistakes an the back.